Kongo Yombe Power Figure, Congo #988

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  • Kongo Yombe Power Figure, Congo #998
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • In the 13th century, the Kongo people, led by their king Ne Kongo, settled in a region at the crossroads of the present-day DRC, Angola and Gabon. Two centuries later, the Portuguese came into contact with the Kongo and converted their king to Christianity. Although monarchical, the Kongo political system had a democratic aspect because the king was actually placed at the head of the kingdom following an election held by a council of tribal governors. This king, also called ntotela, controlled the appointment of court and provincial officials. The nganga, at the same time healers, were in charge of religious activities and mediation towards the God called Nzambi through consecrated figures called nkisi.
  • Measurements: 12.2 Inch
  • Weight: 1.32 Pounds
  • Stand not included.